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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 15, 2019 – Many jobs require industrial safety gloves to keep workers’ hands safe from injury. However, not enough workers have the gloves or wear them. This trend increases the chances of workplace injuries. Worker hand injuries account for close to one million medical emergencies in the United States every year. Workers who do not wear safety gloves sustain 70 percent of those injuries. The other 30 percent of those injuries happen because workers were using damaged gloves or not the correct gloves for the task. Personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gloves or […]


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Blue Bell, PA (Law Firm Newswire) January 6, 2019 – Pennsylvania attorney Jon Ostroff is investigating the January 5, 2020 crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike that involved a bus, two tractor-trailers, and a passenger car. The multi-vehicle collision killed five people and injured more than 60. Ostroff, who has served as lead counsel on numerous bus and truck crash cases, indicates that fatigue likely had a role in yesterday’s crash. “Having reviewed the preliminary information about the incident,” Ostroff said, “I believe that the now deceased bus driver may have been too tired to be behind the wheel, which led […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 31, 2019 – Four former workers at a nursing home in Hollywood, Florida, were charged in connection with the heat-related deaths of nine elderly residents after a hurricane caused a power outage at the facility. Although a total of 12 people died, state prosecutors found there was not enough evidence to prove criminal charges beyond a reasonable doubt for three of the residents’ deaths. Elderly patients at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills started dying amid extreme heat three days after Hurricane Irma knocked out power to the facility’s air conditioning system in September […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 27, 2019 – A 31-year-old driver pleaded guilty to multiple charges of driving under the influence in a deadly car accident on Lee Roy Selmon Expressway in Tampa, Florida. The multi-vehicle crash in August 2017 resulted in the death of a Tampa family of three that included an 8-year-old girl. Prosecutors said the driver, Amber Perera, was intoxicated with alcohol and drugs when the fiery collision occurred. She pleaded guilty to nine charges including evidence tampering, leaving the scene of a death and three counts of DUI manslaughter. The driver caries a combined maximum […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 24, 2019 – Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is sudden damage to the brain caused by physical impact. Traumatic brain injuries have devasting effects on the health and well-being of injured people. These types of injuries can also result in death. Treatment of TBIs is often challenging. A new development may soon be able to help treat TBIs – 3D printable implants. According to the World Health Organization (WHO,) TBIs result in a large number of deaths and permanent disabilities. The medical cost for care for U.S. patients with TBIs can reach about $76 billion […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 20, 2019 – An Austin construction worker was airlifted to hospital in critical condition after an object at a worksite plummeted 29 feet, pinning him to the ground. Other crew members close to the scene of the accident were able to free the man by using excavators and a rope lift. Emergency medical personnel were then able to stabilize him for air transport. It is not known what caused the accident. “One of the biggest hazards in construction jobs are falling objects,” said Austin workplace injury attorney, Brooks Schuelke. “Even though all workers at […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 17, 2019 – Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital will pay close to $40 million to the families of two children who suffered paralysis after undergoing heart surgeries at the St. Petersburg, Florida, pediatric facility. A third family will receive $750,000 after their child died following a heart surgery. The family of a boy who was left a quadriplegic after sustaining brain damage in a March 2017 heart transplant will receive $26 million. The injury allegedly occurred due to a broken suture. The hospital will pay a $12.75 million settlement to the parents of a […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 13, 2019 – Recently, the police were called to a scene of an accident in Corpus Christi, Texas, involving two vehicles. On arrival, law enforcement discovered a 45-year-old woman in a Jeep that had been struck by another vehicle trying to turn. The Jeep driver sustained life-threatening injuries and was rushed to a trauma center. The woman died shortly after admittance. The driver and a passenger in the vehicle that struck the Jeep were also taken to hospital with injuries. What follows an accident like this is a complete forensic investigation. First, a full […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 13, 2019 – Los Angeles based lemon law firm, California Consumer Attorneys, P.C. (“CCA”) announced today that its partner, Michael H. Rosenstein, earned one of the largest California Lemon Law verdicts of the year. CCA also announced the move of its Los Angeles headquarters from Century City, California to Westwood, California. CCA is now located at 10900 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 300, Los Angeles, California 90024. CCA’s founding partner, Michael H. Rosenstein, served as lead trial counsel in the matter Newton v. BMW North America, which was tried in Los Angeles Superior Court before […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 4, 2019 – California Consumer Attorneys, P.C. (“CCA”), the Los Angeles-based lemon law firm, announced that its two partners, Michael Rosenstein and Sepehr Daghighian, have delivered two back-to-back trial wins on behalf of their clients against BMW North America, LLC (“BMW”). BMW is the United States distributor of BMW and Mini vehicles and was sued in both cases for violations of California’s strong consumer protection law, the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act. Trial attorney Michael Rosenstein commented on the trial victories stating, “Mike Tyson famously said, ‘everybody has a plan until they get punched […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 27, 2019 – A study by the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) released in August 2019 shows a decrease in the number of injured workers receiving opioids to treat pain. The study indicates that medical providers are treating injured employees more with non-opioid medications and physical therapies. The WCRI study examined interstate trends in prescribing pain medications and treatments in 27 states, including New Jersey, from October 2011 through March 2018. The study found the use of non-opioid pain medications and non-pharmacologic treatments is on the rise, with non-pharmacologic remedies showing the most increase. […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) November 25, 2019 – The Steinberg Law Firm of Charleston, South Carolina, is proud to announce that Attorney Kevin Holmes was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Injured Workers’ Advocates (IWA). Injured Workers’ Advocates is a South Carolina non-profit association of attorneys who are dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights and legal remedies for South Carolina workers who are victims of occupational injury or disease. Kevin Holmes has been a member of IWA for many years and is a longtime champion for injured workers in South Carolina. Over his more than forty-year […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 20, 2019 – A new law, effective July 8, 2019, makes it easier for public safety employees in New Jersey to recover workers’ compensation for certain types of cancer. Under the new law, a public safety employee, like a firefighter, under the age of 76 will be presumed to have a work-related occupational disease if they develop cancer, as long as they have seven years of service. The employee will not have to identify exposures or fires that they fought. To avoid paying workers’ compensation benefits, the employer – the county or state – […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 6, 2019 – A 19-year-old driver was arrested in connection with a car accident in North Port, Florida, that killed a 17-year-old girl and injured three other passengers. A man was also charged in the case for supplying alcohol to minors. A 19-year-old driver was charged with a single count of DUI manslaughter and three counts of DUI with personal injury. She was driving a blue 2010 Toyota SUV that was involved in a one-vehicle rollover crash. Officers from the North Port Police Department arrived at the intersection of Genip Court and Joewood Circle […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 30, 2019 – A Florida family is fighting to change a medical malpractice state law that is preventing them from suing a hospital for negligence in the death of a 32-year-old Iraq combat veteran. The Marine was hospitalized in North Florida after suffering a broken leg in a motorcycle accident in January. The man did not notify his family about the injury immediately as it was not thought to be life threatening. He died at the hospital while awaiting surgery that kept getting delayed. The man’s mother claimed the hospital’s negligence was to blame […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 29, 2019 – Study shows that automobile crashes caused by distracted driving are more severe. A study conducted by the Risk Institute at Ohio State University found that when a distracted driver causes an automobile accident, the collision tends to be more severe and causes more serious injuries and death as compared to crashes that are caused by other means. The study demonstrated that distracted driving accidents are the most severe and cause the most damage and injury when they occur as rear-end collisions or in work zones and on interstate highways. The study […]


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San Diego, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 24, 2019 – Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (CASD) presented Outstanding Trial Lawyer Awards to five Gomez Trial Attorneys at its annual awards dinner “An Evening with Trial Stars” on Friday, October 18 at The US GRANT Hotel. Founder John Gomez, partners Bibianne Fell, Jeremiah Lowe, Jessica Sizemore-Wetzel, and trial attorney Victoria Lazar were recognized for their outstanding trial verdicts over the past year. Fell was honored for the $105,356,000 million verdict in Kali v. Young. Young fraudulently and negligently represented his non-medical treatments as a cure for cancer. The San Diego Superior […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 23, 2019 – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill that legalizes electric scooters in the state and provides each city with the authority to regulate how and where they can be used. Motorized scooters are now permitted in the streets and bike lanes after the legislation lifted a restriction that previously limited them to sidewalks. The legislation’s passage followed Tampa’s launch of a yearlong e-scooter pilot program in May. Lime, Spin, Bird and Jump are the four companies currently operating in the city. Riders are legally allowed to use e-scooters on streets and […]


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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) October 18, 2019 – Since the advent of Uber and other ride-share applications, ride-hailing services have become one of the more popular ways to get around. The number of rides across America, including in Philadelphia, soar annually. However, along with the increased number of rides comes an increase in Uber accidents. A higher number of accidents is not the only problem. Uber is also negatively impacting other factors like higher traffic fatalities, drastic declines in transit use and increased traffic congestion. Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) certainly have a place in the mobility network of each […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) October 18, 2019 – New Jersey personal injury attorney Todd J. Leonard recently recovered a $3,100,000 settlement on behalf of his client who suffered serious injuries in an airport slip and fall accident in Essex County, New Jersey. The accident occurred at Newark Liberty International Airport in February 2014. Leonard’s client was disembarking from a US Airways flight. She had to disembark onto the tarmac instead of a jetway due to the small size of the commuter plane. After stepping onto the tarmac, she slipped on icy pavement and fell. She sustained serious injuries to […]


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